Kaidel, Jörg and Winkler, Peter and Brack, Matthias
Periodic orbit theory for the continuum of general mixed-dynamical systems.
Physical Review E 70, 066208.
We investigate the resonance spectrum of the Henon-Heiles potential up to twice the barrier energy. The quantum spectrum is obtained by the method of complex coordinate rotation. We use periodic orbit theory to approximate the oscillating part of the resonance spectrum semiclassically and Strutinsky smoothing to obtain its smooth part. Although the system in this energy range is almost chaotic, it still contains stable periodic orbits. Using Gutzwillers trace formula, complemented by a uniform approximation for a codimension-two bifurcation scenario, we are able to reproduce the coarse-grained quantum-mechanical density of states very accurately, including only a few stable and unstable orbits.